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Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder to motorcycling’s MotoGP series, is to provide its teams with advance payments as the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to take hold.

Global payments specialist Visa has called on fellow sponsors to demonstrate support for Olympic athletes impacted by the postponement of the Tokyo Games

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Manu Sawhney has said the governing body is considering unbundling broadcast rights for its major women’s events on the back of record viewing figures f…

Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, will pay between $40m (€36.6m) and $45m per year for global partner rights to Formula 1 over 10 years from 2020 to 2029.

The International Olympic Committee will look to find an “equitable solution” with rights-holding broadcasters over payment schedules for rights to the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, according to Timo Lum…

Fight Network, the international fight sports channel, has appointed Adrian Clark as a consultant as it seeks to develop new boxing programming and relaunch its mobile app to support growth on new platforms

A poll of 100 cities has revealed their concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the budgets allocated to hosting sporting events and public perceptions about sport’s ‘travelling cir…

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has extended the suspension of all competitions through to June 1, but Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) president Christian Prudhomme has said its Tour de France currently…

Global endurance series Ironman Group has signed up virtual cycling app Rouvy as it develops its presence in simulated racing

The race’s popularity among young fans, both new and existing, has shown F1’s senior executives that video games and esports can be central to engaging under-25s.

As part of a series of video interviews by SportBusiness looking at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kevin McCullagh speaks exclusively to Matt Pound, marketing director of the International Table Tennis Federation.

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has said it may still be possible to schedule international rugby matches this November although it appears increasingly likely that Northern Hemisphere countries’ s…

Brands must be “smarter than ever” in landing their messages on digital platforms during the global Covid-19 crisis, according to a sports consultancy head.

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has launched mtribes, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology that will allow media outlets running a multi-platform digital or OTT service to identify…

Fifa is working on a major financial support plan for football organisations around the world, according to Reuters

DAZN, the global sports subscription service, has begun to inform sports rights-holders that it will not make its next rights fee payments for any content that has yet to be delivered, SportBusiness understands

10-part series shifted from June release to mid-April

New terms for canceled events draws quick rebuke

Summer Games now set for July 23-August 8, 2021

Global payments specialists Visa has provided the Olympic athletes it sponsors with assurance that contracts can be extended in line with the delay of Tokyo 2020

Sports data and content company Sportradar has launched a new AI-driven product that will seek to simulate professional sports matches for the betting market amid the global competition lockdown due to…

BeIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has been boosted in his legal battle with Swiss authorities with the news that the country’s Federal Criminal Court has a…

IMG Arena, the sports betting arm of the IMG agency, and ATP Media, the ATP Tour’s international media-rights sales and broadcast production arm, have developed a virtual ATP Masters 1000 tennis product f…

Wimbledon will be cancelled for the first time since World War II, according to German Tennis Federation vice-president Dirk Hordorff. The event is scheduled to begin June 29

Fifa’s chief commercial officer Simon Thomas has said the decision by the governing body to take its audiovisual archive services in-house has enabled it to offer more than 30 historic matches free of c…

Sports Information Services has announced that it is to suspend all non-essential operations and furlough “a significant number” of its permanent staff, effective immediately in response to the Covid-19 pan…

Motor cycling’s MotoGP has announced the launch of a virtual racing competition involving star riders from the series.

Gerrit Meier, the global managing director of Red Bull Media House, the media and content arm of the energy drinks brand, is to leave the company, according to reports in Austria

The World Rallycross Championship (World RX) has become the latest motorsport championship to introduce an esports series to compensate for the lack of events during Covid-19

Wanda Sports Group has announced it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Ironman business to Advance Publications, the American media company that owns Condé Nast and holds …

US-based media group Discovery has borrowed $500m (€456.9m) under its credit facility as it seeks to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Endeavor, the talent agency and sports and entertainment group that owns sports marketing agency IMG, has laid off around 250 staff as the sports and film industries continue to be on shut down amid the…

The International Cricket Council has become the latest sports body to open up its archive of match footage and programming to its broadcast rights-holders amid the ongoing effect of the Covid-19 pandemic

Global automotive manufacturer Porsche has added luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer as a sponsor of its virtual racing esports championship

World Athletics, the sport’s international governing body, has initiated a recruitment process for a director of legal and business affairs, general counsel.